Lady Gaga, Demi Lovato, and Taylor Swift also have spoken up for Kesha, who is suing her producer Dr. Luke, alleging he drugged and raped her. A court denied her bid to be freed from her recording contract.
Justin Bieber, who performed with Best British Solo Artist James Bay, was named Best International Solo Artist.
Perth’s own Tame Impala scored International Group, scoring their first ever BRIT award off the back of their globally acclaimed third album Currents.
“I’m really sorry for the ugly crying face”, she said.
“And for you all to be so kind to me…”
“I’d like to just go back to the hotel and get track trousers on and eat crisps and get really comfortable”, she told George Shelley and Lilah Parsons on the carpet.
She thanked her boyfriend and the father of her son, Simon Konecki, saying: “I’m so lucky to have you love me the way you do and to support me”.
The 27-year-old singer took home British Female Solo Artist, British Single for “Hello”, British Album of the Year for “25” and Global Success Award.
The Brit Awards unashamedly celebrate commercial success, but in an echo of the storm surrounding the Oscars, organisers have this year come under fire for the scarcity of black or ethnic minority nominees.
Three months after release, 25 still holds the United Kingdom top spot, earning it eight weeks as the United Kingdom number one album.
Adele was the big triumph story at the 2016 Brit Awards, picking up a whopping four honors.
Her tears on stage at the Brits thankfully came for an altogether happier reason.
If you didn’t get a chance to stream the Brit Awards live earlier Wednesday (Feb. 24), fear not: Fuse will air the awards show tonight in the United States at 8:30 p.m. ET.
Adele’s song “Hello” may have triggered the “Last Song Syndrome” for many, but last Wednesday, she amazed a lot of her fans, this time, by winning four awards in one night.
Bay, Bieber, Jess Glynne, Rihanna and Drake and Little Mix all performed at the ceremony, which was hosted by Ant and Dec at London’s O2. “You’re all incredible, you’re all wonderful and it’s a privilege to be alongside you”, she added.
Coldplay were named Best British group while overall Adele dominated.
In an emotional ceremony, the British music industry paid tribute to David Bowie who died of cancer in January. “They could be us and we could be them”, he added. “David, you were mortal”, he said. “The legend of his extraordinary sound shall be revered for as long as the Earth shall spin”.